Transport

Transportation means moving people or things from one place to another.

10.1 Transportation Importance of transportation in the chain of distribution.
Characteristics of different methods: road, rail, air, sea, waterway, pipeline. Factors affecting choice of method. Modes of transport e.g. passenger train, ferry, delivery van.
Benefits to a business of having own transport.
10.2 Containerisation Main features; advantages. Reasons for increased use.
10.3 Other trends in transportation Modern developments and trends in the handling of goods and passengers e.g. charter transport, growth of air freight, express road routes, changes in use of rail transport.
10.4 Transport documents Delivery/consignment note; bill of lading, air waybill. Key information and purposes of each.
10.5 Ports and airports Services offered at seaports and airports.